Sports News of Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Maritzburg United goalkeeper Richard Ofori insists they did ‘wonderful job’ against Orlando Pirates.
The Pietermaritzburg Stadium went away to secure a valuable point against Orlando Pirates on Saturday.
Ofori maintains that it was a great performance against arguably the best team in the league currently.
“We knew they would come at us. They are the form team in the league at the moment. I will congratulate my players because they did a wonderful job,” Ofori told SuperSport TV.
“When they came at us, we needed to stay in our half to defend very well and we did very well. So it’s a very great game for us and we knew that if we deliver, things would go well for us.”
Ofori further revealed that he knew the intentions of Pirates attacker Thembinkosi Lorch as he proved equal to the task when the South African tried a delicate long drive.
“Ja, it was very fantastic because the time they started the game they knew I always play as the last man.
“So I was careful about it and he did very well to try it. What I wanted to say is that we need to work hard to take Maritzburg forward.”
Ofori has been Maritzburg’s best player so far this season as they continue their fight away from the relegation area.